Sanda Tan, MD

Sanda A Tan, MD, PhD

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Sanda Tan, MD, is an associate professor of surgery and a board-certified colorectal surgeon, who joined the UF College of Medicine in 2007.

She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where she also completed her general surgery residency training. She then completed a colon and rectal surgical fellowship at Brown University. Prior to her medical training she earned a doctorate in medical sciences at Brown University.

Dr. Tan is part of the UF colorectal surgery team, which specializes in laparoscopic and open procedures for benign and malignant tumors of the colon, rectum and anus. In addition to offering transanal endoscopic microsurgery, or TEM, for rectal tumors, UF colorectal surgeons offer the complete array of open and minimally invasive procedures, including lower anterior resections, total mesorectal excisions for rectal cancer, and other advanced sphincter-sparing techniques to help patients retain their anus and preservation of function.

The colorectal surgical team also works to develop and apply new strategies for helping patients in maintaining continence, including sphincteroplasty and minimally invasive stapled transanal rectal resections (the STARR procedure) for those with obstructed defecation syndrome. For hemorrhoids, UF surgeons offer transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization, or THD.

Dr. Tan is director of the UF Pelvic Floor Program, a multidisciplinary team of UF physicians, including gynecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons, who collaborate to provide complete care for patients with pelvic floor disorders.


Fellowship - Colon and Rectal Surgery
Brown University

Chief Resident - Surgery
Emory University

Residency - Surgery
Emory University

Medical Degree
Emory University

Board Certification

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery